Pasta with tomato meat sauce for lunch sounds like a good idea. Instead of the usual spaghetti pasta, let’s try something different – how about Fettuccine?
Fettuccine is not only used for Pasta Alfredo, you can do anything that you desire with it. For this recipe, I partnered it with a gorgeous tomato meat sauce composed of marinara sauce, ground beef and pork, plus some herbs and seasoning. You will definitely like it.
We’ll start by cooking the pasta. I usually refer to the instructions in the packaging when doing this because every pasta brand can be different from the other. However, I have my own generic way of cooking any type of pasta. I start by boiling about a gallon of water for every pound of pasta and add about 2 to 3 tablespoons of salt to it. The pasta will absorb the salt along with the water – this adds some flavor to the pasta. As for the cooking time, I recommend checking the pasta once in a while until it is “al dente”. Overcooked pasta is soggy, but you can still fix it by shocking the pasta in cold water. I do it by running cold water continuously to the pasta for 2 minutes.
I’ve mentioned that we will be using marinara sauce for this recipe. You can either buy bottled marinara sauce or make one by following our marinara sauce recipe. The link is provided below.
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Fettuccine Pasta with Tomato Meat Sauce
- 1 lb. Fettuccine pasta, cooked according to package instructions
- 1/4 lb. ground pork
- 1/2 lb. ground beef
- 6 cups marinara sauce
- 1 medium sweet onion, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese or parmesan cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Heat the olive oil in a pan.
- Put the onion in and then cook for 3 minutes or until it becomes soft.
- Add the ground beef and pork. Stir and then cook until the meat turns brown.
- Pour the marinara sauce in. Stir. Bring to a boil.
- Add the Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Arrange the Fettuccine pasta in individual pasta bowls.
- Pour the tomato meat sauce on top. Sprinkle some cheddar or parmesan cheese.
- Serve. Share and enjoy!
Number of servings (yield): 4